Title: Misery Bay
Sub-Title: A Crime Novel
By: Chris Angus
Back Logline: Introducing Special Constable Garrett Barkhouse
Size covers (front and rear): 6.1875" x 9.25"
Front and back Flap: 3.5"x 9.25”
Spine = .6875”
Bleed elements must extend beyond the document size (final trim) by 0.125" on all 4 sides
Allow: .25" between covers and flaps to allow for flap wrap
On Spine: allow room for publisher’s logo 1” from bottom
Description on front flap: [allow for 250 words]
On back cover: [allow for portrait author and 150 words]
Please design as one cover, then on approval, I will need a separate psd for each:
1. the front cover with all fonts,
2. a copy of the spine with all fonts,
3. a copy of the flaps with all fonts and
4. a copy of the back cover (no text except for back logline).
All these separate elements are needed to complete the InDesign final files and allow for adjustments later please. However, if the front image wraps around to the back, that is fine, it can be one image (one psd) for the front, spine and back (not flaps).
Similar Titles (artistic inspiration only):
Misery Bay is a picturesque fishing village on the Eastern shore of Nova Scotia, a seemingly idyllic location. But the islands and hidden coves hide something more sinister. Illegal immigrants and drugs are being smuggled in for the escort services in Halifax. Special Constable Garrett Barkhouse has spent twenty years fighting these twin scourges in Halifax. Now he’s burned out and planning to retire. But his boss, Deputy Commissioner Alton Tuttle, has other plans. He entices Garrett to return to his old home town and establish a police presence on the Eastern shore. What he expects will be light duty, however, Garrett soon discovers is anything but. The murder of four young girls leads him into a web of interconnecting drug pushers, illegal immigrants, prostitution and even a nasty set of conflicting local interests.
While he tries to get a handle on events, Garrett is also sucked back into the relationships he formed while he was growing up. The cast of colorful characters includes Roland Cribby, a scallop fisherman and all around unpleasant character, old man Publicover who has just married his fifth wife, beautiful reporter Kitty Wells and Garrett’s cousin Lonnie, a giant of a man who is an enforcer for the Longshoremen on the waterfront in Halifax.
An offshore oil rig, conveniently outside Canadian territorial waters, becomes the focus of the investigation. Global Resources CEO Anthony DeMaio has developed a nice sideline to the oil business. When Kitty Wells tries to investigate, she is swept up by the machinations and kidnapped into sexual slavery. Her hosts soon discover they’ve abducted a wildcat. As a series of hurricanes push in from the North Atlantic, Garrett and Lonnie find themselves fighting not only drug lords and CEOs but also the elements that threaten to topple the oil rig and kill everyone on board.